Silicone addresses structural challenges in world-class Chinese
National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is a complex architectural
marvel. Constructed of glass and titanium, the Centre spans nearly 150,000
square meters and sits in the middle of an artificial lake. The building’s
façade is a shimmering curved glass curtain wall.
Constructing a building of this scale, along with sealing and insulating
large amounts of curved glass, creates significant structural challenges for
long-term reliability and sustainability. To meet those challenges, the
designers chose silicone insulating glass and structural sealants.
Silicone sealants have demonstrated their long-term performance capabilities
in buildings that are now more than 20 years old. To learn more about
silicone’s proven performance, read 20
years of silicone structural glazing success (PDF size 1.16 MB).
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